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Missouri fishing report 5-6-10

May 06, 2010 at 02:06 PM

CENTRAL REGION (573) 882-8388

    LAKES

Binder: 63 degrees, high, dingy; bluegill good on crickets and worms; largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and plastic worms; crappie good on jigs and minnows; channel catfish fair on stinkbaits and nightcrawlers; all other species slow.
(Report made on 5/6/2010)

Lake of the Ozarks (Bagnell Tailwater): 54 degrees, dingy; black bass season closed; white bass good on light colored soft plastics; catfish slow on chicken livers, worms and stinkbaits; crappie slow using crappie jigs and minnows.


(Report made on 5/6/2010)

Lake of the Ozarks (Glaize): 65 degrees, dingy; black bass slow on soft plastic worms and crank baits; white bass slow on light colored soft plastics; catfish slow on chicken livers, worms and hot dogs; crappie slow using crappie jigs and minnows.
(Report made on 5/6/2010)

Lake of the Ozarks (Gravois): 66 degrees, dingy; white bass good; black bass fair; crappie fair; catfish good in the back of muddy coves.

 

(Report made on 5/5/2010)

Lake of the Ozarks (Niangua): 68 degrees, dingy; black bass good on jigs around docks, look in the back of coves;
crappie slow, post spawn, go deep and look for brush piles, also you might be able to pick up a late spawn fish on the bank; catfish good, moving up to the shallow flats to feed, drift or jug with cut shad.
(Report made on 5/6/2010)

Lake of the Ozarks (Osage): 68 degrees, dingy; black bass good on jigs around docks, look in the back of coves;
crappie slow, post spawn, go deep and look for brush piles, also you might be able to pick up a late spawn fish on the bank; catfish good, moving up to the shallow flats to feed, drift or jug with cut shad.


(Report made on 5/6/2010)

Little Dixie: 60 degrees, high, muddy; largemouth bass fair on plastic worms; channel catfish good on liver; all other species slow; area closed to all activity between the hours of 10:00p.m. and 4:00a.m. (Report made on 5/6/2010)

    RIVERS

Lamine: 60 degrees, high, muddy;  all species slow. (Report made on 5/6/2010)

Missouri (Middle): 60 degrees, high, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 5/6/2010)

Osage (lower, at Tuscumbia): 61 degrees, muddy; paddlefish closed; black bass closed; white bass good on spinners; crappie fair on jigs and minnows; catfish good using shad.
(Report made on 5/6/2010)

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KANSAS CITY REGION (816) 655-6254

    LAKES

James A. Reed Area: 66 degrees, high, clear; largemouth bass, bluegill and redear sunfish good; channel catfish and crappie fair; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/6/2010)

Montrose: 68 degrees, dingy; catfish and black bass fair; all other species slow; fishing pressure light. (Report made on 5/5/2010)

Schell-Osage (Atkinson Lake): 66 degrees, dingy; catfish good; all other species fair. (Report made on 5/5/2010)

Schell-Osage (Schell Lake): 67 degrees, dingy; catfish good; all other species fair. (Report made on 5/5/2010)

Smithville: 65 degrees, clear; catfish good using nightcrawlers and leeches; walleye fair using chartreuse jigs in 4-8 ft of water; largemouth bass fair using Wiggle Warts, chartreuse spinnerbaits and crankbaits over brush piles in 2-6 feet of water; crappie fair, in deeper water 6-10 ft, but for kids, try shallow water in the evening; all other species slow.

 

(Report made on 5/6/2010)

Truman: 63 degrees, high, dingy; releasing 24,000 cfs; catfish good on trotlines and jug lines using live baits; crappie good in three to five foot depths using jigs and minnows; black bass fair using spinnerbaits; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/5/2010)

Truman Tailwaters: 63 degrees, dingy; catfish good using live baits; crappie fair using jigs and minnows; white bass and hybrid striped bass fair using jigs; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/5/2010)

    RIVERS

Missouri River: high, catfish good using nightcrawlers and shad sides. (Report made on 5/6/2010)

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NORTHEAST REGION (660) 785-2420

    LAKES

Hunnewell: 63 degrees, high, clear; channel catfish fair on cheese bait; crappie fair on Crappie Nibbles; largemouth bass fair on crankbaits; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/6/2010)

Long Branch: 62 degrees, high, muddy; channel catfish fair on worms, leeches and liver; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/6/2010)

Mark Twain: 68 degrees, high, dingy; channel catfish fair on trotlines and limb lines using cut baits; crappie fair on minnows and jigs; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/6/2010)

Sever: 66 degrees, normal, dingy; crappie good on bright colored jigs; bluegill fair on Rooster Tails and wax worms; largemouth bass fair on spinnerbaits and Rapala minnows; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/6/2010)

Thomas Hill: 66 degrees, high, muddy; channel catfish fair on liver and worms; smaller size crappie fair on jigs along the Highway T riprap; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/6/2010)

    RIVERS

Mississippi (above St. Louis): 61 degrees, falling, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 5/6/2010)

Salt (below Mark Twain): 62 degrees, high, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 5/6/2010)

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NORTHWEST REGION (816) 271-3100

    LAKES

Bilby Ranch Lake: 62 degrees, rising, dingy; bass and crappie good; channel catfish good; walleye and bluegill slow. (Report made on 5/6/2010)

Mozingo: 61 degrees, normal, dingy; black bass, crappie and channel catfish good; walleye and bluegill fair. (Report made on 5/6/2010)

Paho: 63 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 5/5/2010)

Pony Express: 69 degrees, normal, clear; crappie good on jigs; all other species fair. (Report made on 5/6/2010)

    RIVERS

Grand: 63 degrees, falling, muddy; channel catfish and blue catfish fair; flathead catfish slow; all other species fair. (Report made on 5/6/2010)

Missouri (below Iowa line): 62 degrees, high, muddy; all species slow. (Report made on 5/5/2010)

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OZARK REGION (417) 255-9561

    LAKES

Bull Shoals (East): 68 degrees, high, dingy; black bass good on topwater lures; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/6/2010)

Norfork: 68 degrees, high, dingy; black bass fair on spinnerbaits; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/6/2010)

    RIVERS

Big Piney (lower, Pulaski Co.): 65 degrees, falling, dingy; black bass season closed; goggle-eye good on soft plastic baits and jigs; catfish fair on live baits. (Report made on 5/6/2010)

Big Piney (Upper): 65 degrees, normal, dingy; black bass closed; sunfish good on worms. (Report made on 5/6/2010)

Bryant Creek: 64 degrees, normal, clear; all species slow.  Note: no river level report this week due to equipment malfunction. (Report made on 5/5/2010)

Current: 65 degrees, high, dingy; black bass closed; all species slow. (Report made on 5/6/2010)

Eleven Point: 59 degrees, high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 5/5/2010)

Gasconade (middle, Pulaski Co.): 65 degrees, falling, dingy; black bass closed; goggle-eye good on soft plastic lures and jigs; catfish fair on live baits. (Report made on 5/6/2010)

Gasconade (upper): 67 degrees, high, dingy; goggle-eye and sunfish good on nightcrawlers; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/5/2010)

Jack’s Fork: 64 degrees, high, dingy; black bass closed; all species slow. (Report made on 5/6/2010)

North Fork: 60 degrees, normal, clear; goggle-eye good on soft plastics; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/6/2010)

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SOUTHEAST REGION (573) 290-5858

    LAKES

Clearwater Lake: 71 degrees, normal, clear; bluegill good on nightcrawlers; largemouth bass fair on artificial lures; crappie fair on jigs. (Report made on 5/5/2010)

Council Bluff: 64 degrees, normal, redear sunfish good on live worms; black bass fair on dark colored soft plastics;  all other species slow. (Report made on 5/5/2010)

Cypress Lake: 71 degrees, dingy; bluegill good on worms, crickets and jigs at one to two feet depths; crappie good on minnows and jigs one to two feet deep; black bass good on spinnerbaits, crankbaits and soft plastics; catfish good on worms, cut baits and stinkbaits with some being caught on jigs and minnows while crappie fishing. (Report made on 5/6/2010)

Duck Creek: 73 degrees, dingy; black bass good on minnows; bluegill fair on crickets and jigs; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/5/2010)

Lake Girardeau: 72 degrees, normal, bluegill and readear sunfish good on crickets; black bass fair on crankbaits; all other species fair.  (Report made on 5/6/2010)

Perry County Lake: 65 degrees, normal, bluegill good on crickets; crappie fair on minnows and jigs; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/5/2010)

Robert DeLaney Lake: crappie and bluegill fair on jigs, Crappie Nibbles and crickets; catfish fair on worms on bottom. (Report made on 5/5/2010)

Wappapello: rising, crappie good on minnows and jigs; bluegill fair on crickets; channel catfish good on worms and live baits using trotlines and jug lines at night; black bass fair on crankbaits and plastic lures; anglers should note the 9” minimum length limit regulation for crappie on Wappapello Lake.  (Report made on 5/6/2010)

    RIVERS

Black River (near Annapolis): 63 degrees, normal, clear; goggle-eye fair on live minnows and plastic lures; black bass closed. (Report made on 5/6/2010)

Castor River (above Zalma): normal, clear; all species good. (Report made on 5/5/2010)

Mississippi (below Charleston): rising, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 5/5/2010)

Mississippi River (Cape Girardeau): 67 degrees, falling, muddy; all species fair. (Report made on 5/5/2010)

St. Francis (above Wappapello): high, dingy; all species slow. (Report made on 5/5/2010)

St. Francis (below Wappapello): 61 degrees, high, muddy; channel catfish fair on pole and line using worms, chicken liver and stinkbaits and fair on trotlines using crayfish; all other species slow. (Report made on 5/6/2010)

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SOUTHWEST REGION (417) 895-6881

    LAKES

Bull Shoals (West): 64-68 degrees, normal, clear; dam area:  black bass fair on jigs and soft plastics; walleye fair on jerkbaits and nightcrawlers.  Beaver Creek:  black bass good on soft plastics, jigs and topwater lures; walleye fair on jerkbaits and nightcrawlers; white bass slow, best while trolling with crankbaits; crappie slow, best on jigs and minnows. (Report made on 5/5/2010)

Lake Taneycomo: 49 degrees, normal, clear; upper lake: rainbow trout good on flies, white/black Rooster Tails, crankbaits and marabou jigs; lower lake:  rainbow trout good on Power Baits, nightcrawlers, white/black Rooster Tails, and olive colored jigs and Little Cleos. (Report made on 5/6/2010)

Pomme de Terre: 65 degrees, high, clear; crappie good in 10’ to 15’ of water around structure, better on minnows than jigs; black bass good on topwater lures and plastics in 4’ to 6’ of water; white bass good; catfish good; walleye good on flats on main lake; muskie good.  (Report made on 5/6/2010)

Stockton: 60 degrees, normal, clear; crappie good on jigs or minnows near the shoreline and brushy cover; walleye good on bottom bouncers, and jig and minnow or worm combinations; all other species fair. (Report made on 5/6/2010)

Table Rock (James River arm): 62 degrees, normal, clear; black bass good on 1/2 oz. jigs and soft plastic crayfish, on windy days try using chartreuse/white spinnerbait or watermelon colored soft plastic worms or white grubs on gravel points; crappie good on live minnows and small tube jigs, using blue/gray or purple jigs with 1/16 or 1/8 oz. jigs in good structure, stumps, stick-ups, submerged brush piles or trees; white bass fair on white 1/8 oz. small white spinnerbaits or 1/8 oz. jigs with blue/gray soft plastic swim baits and live minnows. (Report made on 5/6/2010)

Table Rock (main lake): 62 degrees, normal, clear; black bass good on 1/2 oz. jigs and soft plastic crayfish, on windy days try using chartreuse/white spinnerbait or watermelon colored soft plastic worms or white grubs on gravel points; crappie good on live minnows and small tube jigs, using blue/gray or purple jigs with 1/16 or 1/8 oz. jigs in good structure, stumps, stick-ups, submerged brush piles or trees; white bass fair on white 1/8 oz. small white spinnerbaits or 1/8 oz. jigs with blue/gray soft plastic swim baits and live minnows. (Report made on 5/6/2010)

    RIVERS

Big Niangua: 60 degrees, normal, clear; goggle-eye good on natural baits and jigs; trout good on natural baits and Power Baits below Bennett Spring; black bass closed; all other species slow.  (Report made on 5/6/2010)

James River (lower): 64 degrees, normal, clear; black bass closed; bluegill good on crickets, worms, small jigs and crankbaits; white bass fair on minnows and Road Runners; catfish slow, best on live baits and trotlines. (Report made on 5/6/2010)

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ST. LOUIS REGION (636) 300-1953

    LAKES

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lake 33: 70 degrees, normal, dingy; black bass good on soft plastic baits; crappie good on minnows and tube jigs; catfish good on liver and stinkbaits, limit 4; all other species fair on crickets and worms. Please remove litter. (Report made on 5/6/2010)

Busch Memorial Conservation Area Lakes 3, 4, 5, 7, and 24: 70 degrees, normal, dingy; channel catfish good on live baits, stinkbait and liver, limit 4; please remove litter.

 

(Report made on 5/6/2010)

    RIVERS

Big River: 64 degrees, falling, muddy; drum fair on worms; all other species slow.  (Report made on 5/6/2010)

Bourbeuse (middle, lower, Franklin Co.): 68 degrees, falling, dingy; channel catfish fair on bluegill and worms; black bass closed; crappie fair on minnows; all other species fair on natural baits. (Report made on 5/6/2010)

Meramec (above Sullivan, Crawford Co.): 64 degrees, falling, dingy; black bass closed; channel catfish fair on bluegill and prepared baits; crappie good on jigs and minnows. (Report made on 5/6/2010)

Meramec (below Eureka): 62 degrees, falling, muddy; black bass closed; channel catfish fair on prepared baits; crappie slow; carp and other species fair.  (Report made on 5/6/2010)

Missouri (below New Haven): 62 degrees, falling, muddy; channel catfish fair on worms and cut baits; all other species fair on worms and natural baits. (Report made on 5/6/2010)

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TROUT PARKS

Bennett Spring State Park: 57 degrees, normal, clear; spring level about normal and slightly off color;  best lures: black/yellow and white/pink marabou jigs, pale pink glo balls, pearl grizzly and blue colored Cracklebacks, cream midges, skunk colored Rooster Tails, black and yellow wooly buggers with gold plated head, garlic and yellow colored Power Baits and kapok.
May fishing hours are 6:30a.m. to 8:15p.m.
We will be cutting aquatic vegetation May 18 and 19, beginning around 9am and be finished by 3:30pm. (Report made on 5/6/2010)

Maramec Spring Park: 56 degrees, rising, clear; orange worms with a white stripe working well; green and brown woolies good; spring is rising, river is high and muddy but within banks. (Report made on 5/6/2010)

Montauk State Park: 57 degrees, falling, clear; fishing/whistle hours for the month of May are 6:30a.m. to 8:15p.m. For best results come early and get your spot, use light line, 2 to 3 lb test is best. Check at the lodge for advice on what is working the best. In the Fly zone: wooly buggers, scuds and nymphs are working well, and dry flies can produce good numbers of fish in the late afternoons; in the bait area: dough and putty baits of all colors are catching nice fish, along with corn and cheese fished under a bobber. For up to date stream conditions check out—http://waterdata.usgs.gov/nwis/uv?07064440 (Report made on 5/5/2010)

Roaring River State Park: 57 degrees, falling, clear; use three pound test line or lighter; Rooster Tails, micro jigs and marabou jigs working very well; white, olive, black/yellow, tan, pink and black/olive in zones where allowed, power eggs, power worms, nightcrawlers and minnows are working well; Kids Fishing Day is May 15. (Report made on 5/6/2010)

 

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